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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
+1 805-927-4514
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (150 reviews)
“cioppino” (87 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (61 reviews)
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
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Reviewed yesterday

You can't visit Cambria and Moonstone Beach without dining at the Sea Chest. We've been eating here for 20 years, and not much has changed - and that's a good thing! This little restaurant doesn't take reservation, so you have to queue up before they...More

Thank ladmiral
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was worth the hour wait! The Alaskan salmon was to die for! Wow! They were out of scallops so this was our second choice. Their specialty is oysters but we chose the clam chowder instead which was perfect. Staff was super friendly and accommodating!...More

Thank Gwynne W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Been going here for years. Good food, good service, etc. However, you better make a reservation, because the place books up for the night in minutes. Literally. If you don't make a reservation, show up 15min before they open, to make sure you get a...More

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Learned about this place from a local resident.. We tried and absolutely loved!!!! Great Seafood and desserts, to die for. Service was great!!!

Thank 986kathleena
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is a classic. We have dinner here every time we are in Cambria. Great food and very friendly service!

Thank jms92648
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had West coast oysters, clams linguini, and scallops a la sea chest.. very tasty and extremely fresh. Dinner came with a choice of salad or Boston style clam chowder. Very attentive and friendly staff. Get there early for the best seat in the house!...More

Thank Franklin W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Since the restaurant does not take reservations, our group of five enjoyed a bottle of wine at their ocean view fire pit while waiting for a table. The wait was worth it, as we got seated at a corner ocean view table. Of course we...More

Thank jimpD4831TK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed next door for the first time and watched as the crowd grow for the opening of this Seafood restaurant. Oysters on the half shell along with a glass of white wine started the meal. The escargot is perfect and the service is both...More

Thank Campbell2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sea Chest came highly recommended from different people. The food was very good, although wouldn't say exceptional. The service was only fair as the severs were very busy. The staff was very friendly. Be aware they don't accept credit cards;only cash and checks and...More

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the appointed time by the restaurant 8:00PM, but we had to wait for 1 hour more. The menu is written scampi, in reality serve shrimp .The dish uses not fresh Basil that spoils the taste. The cooking recipes is primitive, and the...More

Thank Helen T
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Yes a full bar and wine....great drinks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4514
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